Girl Scouts is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with help in Connecticut from Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman who is serving as the honorary chairperson of the centennial year events.
Today's event at the Capital was attended by Girl Scouts across the state as well as the Capitol’s Honorary Girl Scout Troop. This group of bi-partisan policymakers makes up an honorary Girl Scout troop that is committed to advancing important issues for girls, according to a statement from the Girl Scouts of Connecticut.
To honor the state's oldest Girl Scout Troop, which started in Cheshire in 1913, the Cheshire Historical Society plans to exhibit local scouting artifacts and memorabilia.
The 100th Girl Scout Jubilee, which is open to the public, will be held on May 19 at the Durham Fairgrounds, featuring entertainment and activities for the entire family.
A week-long International Camporee in August at Camp Laurel in Lebanon will bring together Girl Scouts from around the state and from countries like Japan, Australia, Ghana, and England to make friends and change the world.